10 June 2021
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Spinal stenosis can lead to debilitating back pain, weakness, and numbness. Pain medications and physical therapy are typically prescribed to relieve pain associated with spinal stenosis. But, when these treatments aren’t effective, surgery may seem like the only remaining option. At the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, we’re proud to offer stem cell therapy for spinal stenosis so that patients can achieve lasting pain relief without the complications and risks associated with spinal surgery. 

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when one or multiple of the openings in the spine, called foramina, narrow. When these spaces narrow, the space for the nerves is reduced. This can cause compression of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, leading to symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. 

Usually, spinal stenosis is caused by spinal degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Specifically, wear and tear from osteoarthritis leads to a collapsing of the bones which form the nerve canal.  This loss of space in the canal, or foramina, causes pinching of the nerves in the way of spinal stenosis. Other causes of this condition include herniated discs, traumatic spinal injuries, and thickened ligaments in the spine.

Stem Cell Therapy For Spinal Stenosis

Stem cells can regenerate into any type of cell. When used in the treatment of spinal stenosis, stem cells can help repair the damage to the injured or degenerated tissue.  In this way, the damaged spinal tissue is repaired, providing powerful pain relief for the patient. 

In stem cell therapy, stem cells are collected from the back of the patient’s pelvis or from fat cells in the abdomen. These stem cells are then isolated and injected where the damage and degeneration have occurred.  The regeneration of the tissue relieves the compression of the spinal nerves. If you’re interested in stem cell therapy for relief from spinal stenosis symptoms, contact us to schedule an appointment.